Monthly Archives: August 2011

Lots of links on ePortfolios

The red bookmark

If you’re looking to learn more about eportfolios but don’t know where to start try these collections of bookmarks on Diigo.

  • Chris Thomson’s ePortfolio List (me) – this is where I try to store most of the links to things I blog about here. It’s a bit more searchable than the blog itself. Currently 25 items and growing.
  • MyPortfolio Group – “Everything to do with MyPortfolio, the ePortfolio service for New Zealand schools and ePortfolios in general”. Has a number of active contributors and has 68 items in there at the moment.
  • Everything Mahara – Like it says. 262 items(!)
  • Desire 2 Learn ePortfolio – 29 items

If you have a selection of useful links about ePortfolios or related topics let me know in the comments.

Image credit – The Red Bookmark by Rickz on Flickr – By-NC-ND

JISC announces Innovating eLearning Conference 2011 (online)

JISC has just announced details of it’s forthcoming online conference on Innovating eLearning subtitled “Learning in Transition”.

There’s a pre-conference activity week from the 15th – 21st November. The conference proper will run from the 22nd – 25th.

The pre-conference activity week “provides a platform for delegates and agencies, such as the JISC Regional Support Centres, to run their own short presentations and showcase events”. The following conference comprises live events that are recorded as well as asynchronous discussion areas for delegates.

The conference has two themes which are likely to be of interest to people involved in the areas of eportfolios, lifelong and work-based learning:

  • Learning landscapes explores the potential in technology to forge cross-sector collaboration through which further and higher education institutions, learners and employers can work together to shape a more forward-looking curriculum
  • Navigating pathways opens up some of the challenges involved in learning and teaching in a digital age and discusses potential technology-enhanced solutions  

The confirmed closing keynote speaker is Ewan McIntosh and further speakers will be announced nearer the time.

The conference is £50 per delegate.

Follow their Twitter account for updates: @jiscel2011


International Journal of ePortfolio – new open access journal

If you’re on Twitter and you follow anything to do with ePortfolios then you’ll be aware that the first issue of the new International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP) has been published. It’s an open access publication and they are

The current issue includes an article by Susi Peacock, Sue Murray and Alison Scott of Queen Maragaret University and Jacquie Kelly of JISC Infonet on The Transformative Role of ePortfolios: Feedback in Healthcare Learning. It’s an interesting study on the impact of feedback in an area where responding to feedback is an essential element in professional competence. 

There are other articles on fostering integrative learning, self regulation and critical relfection and the use of professional portfolios in the employment of teachers in the US.